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(Gamma Squad)   The CDC is still running a "zombie preparedness" website after announcing zombies aren't real   (gammasquad.uproxx.com) divider line 42
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2012-06-04 01:41:19 PM
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HOLY CRAP, THEY'VE BEEN OVERRUN !!!
 
2012-06-04 02:23:04 PM
Old News Department.

They put it up around the end of Season One of "Walking Dead".

/Season 2 marathon in July
//just concentrate on the mid-season cliffhanger and the last two episodes
 
2012-06-04 03:02:35 PM

OtherLittleGuy: Old News Department.

They put it up around the end of Season One of "Walking Dead".

/Season 2 marathon in July
//just concentrate on the mid-season cliffhanger and the last two episodes


and every so often ask yourself and those around you... WHERE'S CARL??!!?!?

/should cover it
 
2012-06-04 03:52:25 PM
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Stay in the housecarl.
 
2012-06-04 04:08:39 PM
I found out recently that the CDC doesn't recognize "chronic Lyme Disease" as a real thing. This, despite me now knowing 2 people afflicted with a chronic form of the disease (one who was just diagnosed after years of symptoms, after which HE asked to be tested for LD - the doc was clueless; the other has had it diagnosed for at least 3 years).

So the CDC may not be 100% reliable.

// Bath Salt Zombies is my new punk band name
 
2012-06-04 04:10:50 PM
Ok everyone. remember rule 20:

It's a marathon, not a sprint, unless it's a sprint, then sprint
 
2012-06-04 04:15:41 PM
It's not like everyone and thier mother loves zombies and thinks they're the coolest thing ever and they're super popular and the CDC could use some positive funny haha press as opposed to 'we are going to kill you all' morbid depressing press.
 
2012-06-04 04:20:36 PM
Up with dead people.
 
2012-06-04 04:28:39 PM
Precautionary Principle at work: Better safe than sorry.
 
2012-06-04 04:31:31 PM
Is it too far down the conspiracy theory rabbit hole to attribute this kind of thing to a fear-based propaganda machine? Keeps people wondering if there will be a zombie apocalypse even if they're pretty sure the biblical one won't happen.
 
2012-06-04 04:41:30 PM
yeah, maybe I need to hit up the sporting goods store for some more ammunition...
 
2012-06-04 04:50:08 PM
I'm reminded of the plot of The Abyss where (IIRC) one of the main characters wrote a "First Contact with Aliens" manual by naming a bunch of random people he happened to know as those who should be on the first contact group because he thought it was just a silly governmental paycheck and that nobody would actually read the darn thing.
 
2012-06-04 05:06:30 PM
Because generation "y" on to present are a bunch of idiots?
 
2012-06-04 05:10:12 PM

Geotpf: I'm reminded of the plot of The Abyss where (IIRC) one of the main characters wrote a "First Contact with Aliens" manual by naming a bunch of random people he happened to know as those who should be on the first contact group because he thought it was just a silly governmental paycheck and that nobody would actually read the darn thing.


That was the plot of "Sphere".
 
2012-06-04 05:10:21 PM
Stop having fun!
 
2012-06-04 05:24:23 PM
NORAD tracks Santa, this is no different.
 
2012-06-04 05:35:50 PM
From the CDC site:

"...and as our own director, Dr. Ali Khan, notes, "If you are generally well equipped to deal with a zombie apocalypse you will be prepared for a hurricane, pandemic, earthquake, or terrorist attack." So please log on, get a kit, make a plan, and be prepared!"

Pretty much covers any explaination.
 
2012-06-04 05:50:56 PM

donnielove: NORAD tracks Santa, this is no different.


Which one tracks Zombie Santa?
 
2012-06-04 05:54:49 PM
Zombie Preparedness is the new Duck and Cover: Prep work for an apocalypse that's unlikely to happen and nobody wants, except that one guy you know will be masturbating to it if it does happen.
 
2012-06-04 06:10:36 PM
First, they came for the zombies, and I said nothing, as I wasn't a zombie.
 
2012-06-04 06:13:34 PM

Dr Dreidel: // Bath Salt Zombies is my new punk band name


I always thought "Explosive Dumps" would be a cool band name.

/ok, not 'always,' but once I thought it up
 
2012-06-04 06:17:58 PM
Tongue in cheek - how the fark does it work?!?!?
 
2012-06-04 06:27:25 PM
Creature from the Black Lagoon preparedness kit:

1: Avoid Black Lagoon.

That is all.
 
2012-06-04 07:11:59 PM
So? Protestants still have Saint Nicholas at Christmas parties for the kids even after announcing that the Saints of the Roman Catholic Church calendar aren't real. And some (Reform?) Jews put up a Christmas tree.

Meh. What you gonna do?

Leave it for Zombie Jesus to sort out.
 
2012-06-04 07:16:02 PM

Dr Dreidel: I found out recently that the CDC doesn't recognize "chronic Lyme Disease" as a real thing. This, despite me now knowing 2 people afflicted with a chronic form of the disease (one who was just diagnosed after years of symptoms, after which HE asked to be tested for LD - the doc was clueless; the other has had it diagnosed for at least 3 years).

So the CDC may not be 100% reliable.

// Bath Salt Zombies is my new punk band name


Related article:
http://www.washingtonpost.com/national/health-science/the-doctor-diag n osed-chronic-lyme-disease-but-many-experts-say-it-doesnt-exist/2012/02 /06/gIQA4aMHtR_story.html
 
2012-06-04 07:25:20 PM

Old enough to know better: From the CDC site:

"...and as our own director, Dr. Ali Khan, notes, "If you are generally well equipped to deal with a zombie apocalypse you will be prepared for a hurricane, pandemic, earthquake, or terrorist attack." So please log on, get a kit, make a plan, and be prepared!"

Pretty much covers any explaination.


Most people include 'guns, swords, and offenses' as a zombie plan.

I don't think in the next hurricane I want a bunch of mouthbreathing retards running around with loaded shotguns in thier hands just begging to use them.
 
2012-06-04 07:27:46 PM

tira: Prep work for an apocalypse that's unlikely to happen


Emergency preparedness is something you might understand IF you grown up. Having been through a number of difficult situations, including being snow-bound without power for 16 days a couple years ago, I'm ready for the next one, whatever it might be. Earthquake, volcanic eruption, tsunami, blizzard; the drill is the same.
 
2012-06-04 07:54:50 PM

kroonermanblack:

Most people include 'guns, swords, and offenses' as a zombie plan.

I don't think in the next hurricane I want a bunch of mouthbreathing retards running around with loaded shotguns in thier hands just begging to use them.


Funny, I don't see anything on the site about hoarding weapons. More like them having a little fun with the standard "Prepare an emergency kit" notice.

Link
 
2012-06-04 08:03:43 PM

WelldeadLink: Precautionary Principle at work: Better safe than sorry.


That, and if you're prepared for zombies, then you'll be prepared for the more likely hurricanes, tornadoes, floods and/or earthquakes. If couching preparedness in zombie attacks is what it takes to get people planning, then I'm all for it.
 
2012-06-04 09:02:44 PM
GET IN THE HOUSE, CARL!

apod.nasa.gov
 
2012-06-04 10:05:31 PM

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HOLY CRAP, THEY'VE BEEN OVERRUN !!!


They're just in the process of changing "zombies" to "face-eating bath salt addicts".
 
2012-06-04 10:11:03 PM

melewen: WelldeadLink: Precautionary Principle at work: Better safe than sorry.

That, and if you're prepared for zombies, then you'll be prepared for the more likely hurricanes, tornadoes, floods and/or earthquakes. If couching preparedness in zombie attacks is what it takes to get people planning, then I'm all for it.


Yeah right, Remington stooge.
 
2012-06-04 10:35:38 PM
The CDC is in the business of preparedness. They don't really care what disaster you're preparing for, they just want you to have the proper shiat on hand in case something does happen.
 
2012-06-04 11:02:42 PM

IrateShadow: The CDC is in the business of preparedness. They don't really care what disaster you're preparing for, they just want you to have the proper shiat on hand in case something does happen.


This.
If riding the popular wave of prepping and Zombie paranoia gets you to stock your pantry and pack a bug out bag, their job is half done.

Between the Gun guys stocking up on Obama ammo, the zombie guys buying machetes and medicine, while the preppers are stocking up on canned goods and building bomb shelters, Lord help anyone who tries to invade us in the next decade or two.
They are gonna catch nine different kinds of hell.
 
2012-06-04 11:06:00 PM
I have a sick poster of this from a friend who works for the CDC.

Oh, and this is like two years old.
 
2012-06-04 11:51:13 PM
This is not ironic.
 
2012-06-05 04:16:11 AM
The CDC's zombie banner is an altered version of some of Aborym's album art. Someone at the CDC is pretty cool in my book.

1.bp.blogspot.com

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2012-06-05 07:08:40 AM

Sock Ruh Tease: [images3.wikia.nocookie.net image 356x356]
Stay in the housecarl.


No, maybe YOU should get in the house.
i.ytimg.com

Zombies need love too.
 
2012-06-05 07:56:28 AM
Insert old-news-so-exciting meme here.

It was never serious. It was an exercise in preparedness using the flavor of the month. Nothing to see here. Move along. Don't make me get my neuralyzer.
 
2012-06-05 08:47:14 AM

Dr Dreidel: I found out recently that the CDC doesn't recognize "chronic Lyme Disease" as a real thing. This, despite me now knowing 2 people afflicted with a chronic form of the disease (one who was just diagnosed after years of symptoms, after which HE asked to be tested for LD - the doc was clueless; the other has had it diagnosed for at least 3 years).

So the CDC may not be 100% reliable.

// Bath Salt Zombies is my new punk band name


Chronic Lyme likely does not exist. Review of scientific literature by ID Society of America -- and a completely separate panel convened to re-review the guidelines -- agrees.

http://www.idsociety.org/lyme/

Lyme is common in many areas. Feeling generally lousy is also common. Put the two together and you have people convinced they have chronic Lyme. Doctors who give long-term antibiotics get to make money off of years and years of repeat visits. Doctors who do not believe in chronic Lyme actually make less money off of it.

That doesn't mean the people who have been labeled with "chronic Lyme" don't feel lousy. They do. There is often a legitimate reason they feel lousy, and a nonpsychiatric reason.

The danger of the diagnosis of chronic Lyme is that it distracts from what the real problems may be. Confounders I have personally diagnosed include
- obstructive sleep apnea
- honest-to-goodness clinical depression
- life-threatening cancer (prostate and bile duct)
aside from general craziness

People who are on long-term antibiotics for Lyme may suffer complications from the antibiotics also, including i.v. line infections and Clostridium difficile diarrhea.
 
2012-06-05 09:52:28 AM

lake_huron: Dr Dreidel: I found out recently that the CDC doesn't recognize "chronic Lyme Disease" as a real thing. This, despite me now knowing 2 people afflicted with a chronic form of the disease (one who was just diagnosed after years of symptoms, after which HE asked to be tested for LD - the doc was clueless; the other has had it diagnosed for at least 3 years).

So the CDC may not be 100% reliable.

// Bath Salt Zombies is my new punk band name

Chronic Lyme likely does not exist. Review of scientific literature by ID Society of America -- and a completely separate panel convened to re-review the guidelines -- agrees.

http://www.idsociety.org/lyme/

Lyme is common in many areas. Feeling generally lousy is also common. Put the two together and you have people convinced they have chronic Lyme. Doctors who give long-term antibiotics get to make money off of years and years of repeat visits. Doctors who do not believe in chronic Lyme actually make less money off of it.

That doesn't mean the people who have been labeled with "chronic Lyme" don't feel lousy. They do. There is often a legitimate reason they feel lousy, and a nonpsychiatric reason.

The danger of the diagnosis of chronic Lyme is that it distracts from what the real problems may be. Confounders I have personally diagnosed include
- obstructive sleep apnea
- honest-to-goodness clinical depression
- life-threatening cancer (prostate and bile duct)
aside from general craziness

People who are on long-term antibiotics for Lyme may suffer complications from the antibiotics also, including i.v. line infections and Clostridium difficile diarrhea.


And *that* is why I have you favourited, l_h.

/could not have said it better myself
 
2012-06-05 10:14:52 AM

docmattic: And *that* is why I have you favourited, l_h.

/could not have said it better myself


Thank you! Always a pleasure to read your posts, too!
 
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